Macro research - Research into general topics concerning perfectionism in Canada and the United States.
Meso research - Research into technical medical industries of interest in Canada and the United States.
Micro research - In-depth research into ‘hot topics’ within biomedical research.
The final and most extensive part of the research takes place at a micro level. In this micro research, excellent science and products in specific research fields in the Netherlands are studied. These specific research fields were matched with visits of the study tour in Canada or the U.S.A. to facilitate a more in-depth discussion session during the visit.
In the research, students picked and analyzed a few cases of excellent science or excellent products within their research field. After the elaborate analysis, a comparison with the research conducted in Canada and the U.S.A. is made. The six fields of research consist of:
1. Cancer Lab on a Chip
2. Photodynamic Therapy
4. Surgical Navigation
5. Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
During the micro research, the six groups of four students, had a personal supervisor from the academic staff of the University of Twente to ensure research quality and to carry out objective grading as the micro research counts as an academic course. These supervisors are also part of the study tour itself and will join one of the destinations in Canada or the U.S.A.